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Indie Music

Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. The term indie is sometimes also used to describe a genre (such as indie rock and indie pop); as a genre term, "indie" may include music that is not independently produced, and most independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre, and usually create music that can be categorized into other genres.

Independent labels have a long history of promoting developments in popular music, stretching back to the post-war period in the United States, with labels such as Sun Records, King Records, and Stax.

In the United Kingdom during the 1950s and 1960s, the major record companies had so much power that independent labels struggled to become established. Several British producers and artists launched independent labels as outlets for their work and artists they liked, but the majority failed as commercial ventures and were swallowed up by the majors.[1]

In the United States, independent labels and distributors often banded together to form organizations to promote trade and parity within the industry.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Matt Helders, and Nick O'Malley.

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Birthday Party, The

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Blinker The Star's album August Everywhere

Blinker The Star

Montreal band, Blinker The Star were known for their heavy, ethereal, melancholic, brash and youthful style of alternative rock music

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Blur

Blur

Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The band helped establish the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK.

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Horace Panter Cassette Compliation Artwork

Compilations

Not all of our prints reflect just one single artist so here are our rare and unqiue prints that celebrate more than one subject

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DIVINE COMEDY. THE

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy are an eclectic pop band fronted Neil Hannon, regarded by many as one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation

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Fall, The

The Fall

Of all the bands formed during the '70s punk revolution, The Fall, led by frontman Mark E. Smith were the most longer-lived & innovative

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Glastonbury

Glastonbury

Celebrate the world's greastest music festival with our exclusive collection of stunning Glastonbury photos taken across the years

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Johnny Borrell

Johnny Borrell

Johnny Borrell is an English guitarist and singer, currently the front-man of the band Razorlight & part of "The Dalston Set".

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr is a renowned musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter with The Smiths.

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Kasabian

Kasabian

Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997, named after Linda Kasabian, a member of the Charles Manson cult.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Libertines, The

The Libertines

The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar).

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

Manchester is inextricably linked to its musical heritage. A city whose music is deeply rooted in its fabric

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Mark E. Smith

Mark E. Smith

Mark E Smith was the distictive and uncompromising frontman of the British post-punk band The Fall, regarded by many as a cult icon

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Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey is an English singer, songwriter & author, he rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Smiths.

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is regarded as one of the UK’s most respected musicians and the mastermind behind Britpop super group Oasis.

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Placebo

Placebo

Placebo are an English rock band best known for their raw, punky guitar rifts and androgynous look.

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Primal Scream

Primal Scream

Primal Scream were hugely influential in the 1990's following the release of Screamadelica, with their blend of indie pop and dance fusion.

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Pulp

Pulp

Pulp are considered to be one of the most innovative and popular bands of the late 20th century and key figures of Britpop

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Smiths, The

The Smiths

Critics have called The Smiths the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.

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Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Seattle band Soundgarden are regarded as one of the pioneers of grunge who helped popularise the genre in the 1990s.

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Stone Roses

Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.

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The B52s by artist Horace Panter

The B-52's

The B'52's are an American new wave band that emerged in the mid-70s with their quirky, fun sound

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Featured Prints

Glastonbury (GLAS001JF)

Glastonbury

The Pyramid Stage and Glastonbury Tor captured beautifully by Jill Furmanovsky at the 2000 Glastonbury Festival

Prices from £125.00
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Clash, The (CL001MOHO)

The Clash

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Clash '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais vinyl single

Prices from £162.50
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The Cure, 1980 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

The Cure on the road in Holland and Belgium during their 1980 'Seventeen Seconds' tour.

Prices from £295.00
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Queen (QN001MAGO)

Queen

Freddie Mercury in the spotlight whilst playing the grand piano in Southampton in May, 1977.

Prices from £395.00
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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

Prices from £750.00
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Kate Bush (KB001GUHA)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush captured in 1993 during the filming for short film 'The Line, The Cross & The Curve'.

Prices from £725.00
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Featured Artists

Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Queen

Queen

Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Referred to as rock music's 'Prince of Darkness', Nick Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity & a wide variety of influences.

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Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Michael Putland Collection

Michael Putland Collection

When it comes to rock photography Michael Putland has done it all, having shot the biggest name in rock & pop from Abba to Zappa.

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Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel was a leading music photographer for over 15 years working with greats like Queen & Led Zeppelin. Here is our unique collection

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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